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Story Enea AB: Enea signs 3M USD OSE and Linux deal Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 6:40am
Story Graduating from Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 6:27am
Story Mozilla hires new CEO who will focus on Firefox OS Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 4:05am
Story AMD: Why we had to evacuate 276TB from Oracle DB to Hadoop Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 4:00am
Story Microsoft should fear Android on the desktop Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2014 - 3:58am
Story An Indecent Proposal: Microsoft and Red Hat? Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 10:15pm
Story Debian Could Get PPA Support Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 9:55pm
Story The First Git Pull Request Submitted For Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:43pm
Story The Trials and Tribulations of Secure Free Software for the European Parliament Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:34pm
Story MintBox 2 mini-PC now available in Europe Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2014 - 8:33pm

Ubuntu Tweak Guide

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Ubuntu

jaysonrowe.wordpress: Installing Ubuntu can literally be as easy as typing in some very basic information, and clicking next a few times. There is, however always some room for tweaking.

Google releases Linux repositories

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Google

tectonic.co.za: Search giant Google has finally launched a repository of its software for Linux users. The repository will house the latest Linux versions of its software and make it easier for Linux users to keep up to date.

Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Think - Part 2 & 3

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Linux

opensfreedom.blogspot: So where does Slackware fall in those regards we talked about with Ubuntu last? That is, on package installation and repositories.

Fix your music library: song names, album art, automatically

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Software

blogs.howtogeek: With every new version of media players, we get new beautiful album art views, recommendations and all kinds of sorting by genre, year, composer. These are all based on correct information stored in the songs 'tags'.

The BeBook eBook Reader is a great device

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Linux

linuxinfusion.com: My eBook reader for the past year or more has been my trusty Palm IIIxe which was given a new lease on life thanks to great eBook reading software like Plucker and Weasel Reader. However, There are obvious down-sides and I decided that it was time to look around for a dedicated eBook reader.

Free, Professional Music Production: A Linux Introduction

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Software

hehe2.net: When I’m not designing websites with Kompozer or writing articles like this on OpenOffice.org’s word processor, I love playing and listening to music. While the numerous Linux distros tailored to multimedia have their own arrangements and unique quirks, they’ve got a few common threads in the software they use.

odds & ends

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News
  • Support Amarok This Roktober '08

  • Camp KDE 2009: Jamaican me crazy
  • Camp KDE 2009: Call For Presentations
  • My Story With Linux - Part 1
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Beta Video - Using Guest Session
  • Open-source software and Linux at HP
  • Create High Quality Flash Videos in Ubuntu
  • GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/03

some shorts

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Linux

Opera 9.6 RC 2

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Software

opera.com: Were you already giving up on the hope of a new toy for the weekend? Don't despair: we have a new RC for the upcoming 9.6 release. Happy testing!

Simply Mepis Linux and My Office

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Linux

preacherpen.wordpress: I do a lot of work on my home computers; one is a desktop, and the other is a laptop. Both of them are running Simply Mepis Linux, and are working very well. What do I use Linux for in my office?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Editing "bluring" your images with GIMP to create bokeh effect

  • Obtaining Ubuntu Installer
  • A way to combine PDF files in UNIX and Linux
  • How To Setup a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 1
  • Improve OpenOffice.org Performance
  • Broken PyGTK in Gentoo
  • Smack, crack, hack and track any network with Linux

Review: Fedora 10 Beta (Gnome)

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Linux

headshotgamer.com: Fedora, for those that didn't know, was born out of Red Hat Linux as a way to continue a free community based distribution and keep Red Hat Enterprise for those with deep pockets and data centres.

Intel's GEM Coming In Linux 2.6.28 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: Intel's Graphics Execution Manager is a kernel memory manager for graphics processors and has since overtaken TTM in what will become the de facto standard for GPU memory management.

OpenOffice.org in the City of Katowice, Poland

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Interviews
OOo

polishlinux.org: We have begun this series of articles focusing on Free Software deployments in Polish government departments with the article OpenOffice.org in Łeba. Today we are introducing yet another example of a well-done implementation of OpenOffice.org, in Town Council of Katowice.

Changing operating systems requires a change in mindset

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Linux

itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're exploring how to do things the "GNU/Linux way".

Census Reveals the Top 20 Open Source Packages

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Software

ostatic.com: The other day we reported findings from the Open Source Census. The census has also made available a list of the top 20 open source packages found in its scans of thousands of computers. Here are the packages that made the top 20 list.

Voodoo Envy 133 unboxing and impressions

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Linux
Hardware

engadget.com: HP's Voodoo Envy 133, first announced in June, has struggled a bit off the blocks, with manufacturing problems. Like the MacBook Air before it, this laptop is about looks first, function second. It only takes 5 seconds to boot and you're in a Linux environment with Firefox, Pidgin, Skype and some crappy photo and music apps.

I hate Linux!!!

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Linux

chxta.blogspot: Over the years I have built up a repertoire of skills that have seen me become the main man when it comes to system clean ups. Yes sir. I can secure them as tight as all the gold in Fort Knox. Then I met Linux...

Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Might Think - Part 1

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Linux

opensfreedom.blogspot: Slackware and Ubuntu share a common line of thinking. They both aim to be simple. However, they have different approaches to simplicity and different target audiences.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Did Amazon Just Kill Open Source?
    Back in the days, we used to focus on creating modular architectures. We had standard wire protocols like NFS, RPC, etc. and standard API layers like BSD, POSIX, etc. Those were fun days. You could buy products from different vendors, they actually worked well together and were interchangeable. There were always open source implementations of the standard, but people could also build commercial variations to extend functionality or durability. The most successful open source project is Linux. We tend to forget it has very strict APIs and layers. New kernel implementations must often be backed by official standards (USB, SCSI…). Open source and commercial implementations live happily side by side in Linux. If we contrast Linux with the state of open source today, we see so many implementations which overlap. Take the big data eco-systems as an example: in most cases there are no standard APIs, or layers, not to mention standard wire protocols. Projects are not interchangeable, causing a much worse lock-in than when using commercial products which conform to a common standard.
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